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English definition of “escape”

escape

noun [C/U]    /ɪˈskeɪp/
the act or possibility of becoming free or getting away from a place where you are kept esp. by force, or of avoiding a dangerous situation: [C] The blast knocked me down – it was a narrow escape (= I was almost hurt badly). An escape is also an unintentional loss: [C] an escape of radioactive fuel
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